Start of a new career and Scott’s autograph session.

Pro Sim Driver Kevin A wearing a Scott Dixon designed bandana in support of the fund raising campaign with Kids CanTeen.

Pro Sim Driver Kevin A wearing a Scott Dixon designed bandana in support of the fund raising campaign with Kids CanTeen.

Well we helped raise $100’s for the St Michael’s Roof Top Auction last night. The lucky bidder has the beginnings of a new career…so watch out Scott there is an up in coming mysterious challenger to your title 🙂

This morning we meet Scott Dixon again briefly on his way to Indy 500 in the Gold Coast. His adoring supporters were there for autographs as part of Scott’s support of Kids CanTeen, an organisation to help children with Cancer.

What must be frustrating for Scott and the CanTeen Trust is that certain NZ schools have banned all or certain coloured bandanna’s as the colours can be associated with gangs.

In a NZ TV street interview in Sth Auckland, many of the children knew that was associated with a certain scum bag gang (ed’s descriptive) It is a pity that the gangs don’t do something as worthy for kids suffering from cancer instead of their soul destroying activities of drug trade, violence, intimidation, prostitution, shootings and killings. Any low life can hide their face behind a bandanna, but with Scott championing the bandanna campaign so the kids can cover their bald heads, lets hope the meaning of a bandanna comes to mean hope, friendship and support. Make sure you support Scott’s example and head into Pak n Save or Repco to buy your colourful bandanna.

Scott Dixon Bandanna Poll
Also we have created a small poll for you to participate in. Scroll to the bottom of this posting.

Scott Dixon and SimDeck supporter and family member Jim Andreassend pose for a photo
Scott Dixon and SimDeck supporter and family member Jim Andreassend pose for a photo

 

 

The irony of the occassion was not lost on the watching audience as World Cahampion Indy 500 2008 recieves last minute briefing from racing in the seat simulator around the virtual Indy 500 track.

The irony of the occassion was not lost on the watching audience as World Cahampion Indy 500 2008 recieves last minute briefing from racing in the seat simulator around the virtual Indy 500 track.

Scott raced against folk in the Castrol branded gaming simulator race seat. In initial qualifying Scott set his leading score and was beaten during the morning, however like a champ in the final 3 lap race Scott came out as a winner.

Scott gratefully recieves an unexpected gift from former 1950's race car driver Vincent Martin. The book covers the history up to 1960, well before Scott was even born. The next volume is surely going to feature Scott ... many times!

Scott gratefully recieves an unexpected gift from former 1950 era race car driver Vincent Martin

During the morning Scott was presented with an out of print book detailing the Indy 500 history up to 1960.  The book was presented by one time race driver Vincent Martin who was delighted that he was able to pass on the treasured book. No doubt Scott will find a place on the book case for some bed time stories read to him by his lovely wife Emma.

1950's Kiwi speed racer Vincent Martin was delighted to be able to pass on his treasured book that covered Indy 500 history up to 1960's. Who more appropriate to recieve it than fellow compatriot and driver Scott Dixon.

From one driver to another. In passing on the historic book Vincent was handing on a token for the next champion who has created a new era in motorsports history. Vincent recalled how he once drove around the Indy 500 track and his emotional visit to the Indy 500 Museum.

1950 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum: 4790 W. 16 St., Indianapolis (between the first and second turns at the south end of the racetrack infield); http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com or 317-492-6747. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Christmas) with extended hours in May (open whenever the gate is open). Adults, $3; ages 6-15, $1. The 15-minute narrated tour with a shuttle bus ride around the track is an additional $3. Also available are 90-minute tours of the grounds on selected dates; adults, $24 (includes museum admission).

Scott emerged the winner, pride intact before heading on to lunch with Grandma and Emma.

Scott emerged the winner, pride intact before heading on to lunch with Grandma and Emma.

This driver flew in especially to meet with Scott Dixon. As they say dare devils of a kind stick together.

This driver flew in especially to meet with Scott Dixon. As they say dare devils of a kind stick together.

Kiwi’s are a most eccentric bunch going by one of the visitors who came to get Scott’s autograph. This one arrived by his plane or was it a car.

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